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bug#33848: Store references in SBCL-compiled code are "invisible"

From: Mark H Weaver
Subject: bug#33848: Store references in SBCL-compiled code are "invisible"
Date: Thu, 27 Dec 2018 09:03:12 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.1 (gnu/linux)

Pierre Neidhardt <address@hidden> writes:

>> : > Store file names are always ASCII so problems arise when they are stored
>> : > as UTF-16 or UTF-32/UCS-4.
>> : 
>> : I understand that most programs stick to ASCII filenames, but what about 
>> the odd
>> : one using non-English, special characters?
>> That’s a separate debate.  :-)  Essentially this restriction on store
>> file names has always been there in Guix (and Nix before that).  If we
>> were to change it, that would raise compatibility issues.
> But what happens if we attempt to store "á" in the store?

Indeed.  Although we might restrict the immediate entries within
/gnu/store to ASCII characters, file names deeper within those
directories may have non-ASCII characters.  More generally, store
references may occur within larger strings which might include non-ASCII


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